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lol. I thought at first that, knowing how hard your puzzles usually are, after g8=R with the B on f8 that there was no way to maneuvre the B and Rs into their target positions but then I noticed that another piece could block the check. Thought it was a simple puzzle.
this is where i've got to WIll try the maneuvering later dont know if its possible
Yes, it is harder if you can only promote on b8. Here's a hint though if you feel like it (highlight to read): You don't have to play exf6 with black early. Maybe it is best to wait until it is necessary.
Anyone is still trying to solve my previous 3# puzzle? it is quite hard. I will otherwise post the solution much later today as I get back from work.
dont post the solution of puzzle 3 plz plz plz. i am working very hard on it and i am almost there.
I was on other topics and I found one puzzle on how long do you take to find this mate in one by Tantale and there was a mate in one and I thought: was it possible? here it is:
Tantale said not to post the answer so don't post the answer!
Special thanks to Tantale!
Yes, it's a "trick" puzzle :P
I will post the solution to my own puzzle:
Regarding puzzle 3#, any further progress on that one?
Switching the rooks isn't easy. For this particular maneuver, you need to find a way to block the white rook from checking the black king. But how can this be done? does white have any piece that can interfere with that check?
I give up. No use posting half-hearted solutions. I guess its ur turn shoopi...
Alright. The really tricky trick is to use the white king in order to switch up the rooks - white rook getting to e2 (you need the white king to prevent the rook from checking the black king), then the black rook gets behind it, then the white rook gets back and viola! the switch is complete. Proof game below (watch move 51 onward for the critical maneuver):
New positions coming up.
First one is a composition by einstein_69101, second one is a composition by myself. Possible or impossible?
Second one is impossible. How could 2 rooks be on the 1st rank adjacent?
Yeah, but that's not the final position expressed in the puzzle originally, so still impossible.
Puzzle 2 is indeed impossible see position below
After Black plays gxh2 in that setup (the only way to get a promoted Rook on g1, White is stuck: no pawns can be pushed to alter the position and the remaining piece is pinned. Now bite me and prove me wrong as always
Hm... What if there was another knight on f1, like this:
Yes but in order for the c7-pawn to reach h2 White had to sacrifice 5 mens (excluding Bishops since they could never get out of that pawn formation), two Rooks, a Queen, a Knight and the h-pawn. I would liked a scenario like this however...
The first position in #151 is possible:
and viola! the switch is complete.
Still awaiting sentence for the second puzzle... good luck.
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